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September 27, 2006

The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University has issued a report strongly criticizing the Education Department's proposed new way for having colleges collect and report information about their students racial and ethnic backgrounds. The report said that the new system -- which gives more options for students from mixed backgrounds -- would seriously hinder the ability of researchers to compare the performance of schools and colleges on educating students of different races.

September 27, 2006

College leaders generally like what they hear in Spellings speech -- and not just because it is short on detailed proposals.

September 27, 2006

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York is starting a new MFA in performance and interactive media arts. Advanced certificate programs will also be offered.DePaul University is starting a new master of arts program in women's and gender studies.Johns Hopkins University is starting an interdisciplinary minor for undergraduates in museums and society.

September 27, 2006

Following article about pot use by wife and spending on his home, Vanderbilt chancellor gets strong support from professors and students.

September 27, 2006

Experience of past blue ribbon panels suggests reasons why Spellings panel may or may not have lasting impact.

September 27, 2006

Higher education and entertainment industry leaders outline what colleges can do to prevent illegal file sharing. 

September 26, 2006

The U.S. State Department has again denied a visa to Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss scholar teaching at the University of Oxford, who has been invited to speak and teach in the United States. In June, a federal judge ordered the government to either grant a visa or provide an explanation of why it would not do so. The visa was denied on the basis of donations Ramadan made to charitable groups in France that the State Department says support terrorism through Hamas.


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